This is a guest blog post from Valiantys the maker of Spreadsheets for Confluence.

Confluence is all about collaboration. It allows you to share ideas, data, and valuable information across your teams easily and painlessly. Information of almost every kind can be captured and flow smoothly within your pages, but there is still one thing that causes you trouble: spreadsheets.

Everyone enjoys creating a spreadsheet to crunch numbers and data. It can be anything from a contact list to project details. But what happens when you need to share it?

That’s when the ExHell begins. Endless email threads. Outdated versions proliferation. Information fragmented in silos. The other available option is to use native Confluence tables, which do not allow you to process and format data the way you’d want.

The good news is this time has come to an end. Spreadsheets for Confluence, our freshly launched add-on for advanced tables and spreadsheet management, can get you sorted.

Let me give you a quick tour to show you how.

A full spreadsheet editor inside Confluence pages

Meet Spreadsheets for Confluence. A spreadsheet editor that’s both easy to use and seamlessly embedded in your Confluence pages.

A full spreadsheet editor inside Confluence pages

It features the core functionalities of Excel which are essential to project management, budgeting and reporting. Use formulas & functions and run calculations. Highlight important information using various fonts and colors. You can also choose the format of your data: number, currency, percentage or text.

Filter and sort data, see what matters

Filter and sort data, see what matters

Spreadsheets are amazing tools for analyzing data, and sort and filter are the most commonly used features to help you. With Spreadsheets for Confluence, you can change the order of your data, or filter them to display only the subset that matches your criteria.  Now you can focus on the information that matters to you at a glance.

Import your existing data from Excel (and other editors)

Import your existing data from Excel (and other editors)

Of course, you already have data and numbers stored in tables somewhere else. Whether it’s Excel, Google Sheets, OpenOffice Calc or a CSV file, you can use the import feature and gather them in Spreadsheets for Confluence in a few clicks. It will import raw data, formulas, and cell styling and formatting.

Spreadsheets for Confluence is not Excel

Excel is a great and powerful tool, but it just doesn’t suit every use case. For example, let’s say you want to track project requirements, share KPI with your team, or collaborate on a project budget. You need information in context, you need one source of truth, and you need collaboration.

That’s where Spreadsheets for Confluence comes in to ease your life and speed up your work.

Try Spreadsheets for Confluence

But wait, there’s more…

We’ve set up an early bird promotion: we offer a 50% discount for any Spreadsheets license purchased with this code : OPR0WQ. This offer is valid until January 31st, 2015 and for the 200 first customers only.

We have also shared the next features in line on our roadmap on the Marketplace, so you can always know where the product is heading and participate in its evolution. We’d love to hear what you think as well, so feel free to share with us any feature requests or ideas.

 

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